Monday, February 07, 2011

I Have That Jaguar

Ok, so I've talked about this for a while. And it's happened. Sitting in my garage is a beautiful, flame red and black leather, 1990 Jaguar XJSC.

It's awesome! Of course, it's a crazy car. I can't afford to run it, but I'm proud to own it. Why did I buy this petrol-guzzling luxury monster? It was, quite frankly, a steal! I think I am going to sell it again soon, but right now I am enjoying the hell out of having it.

This car represents the end of an era. I don't think anyone will make a production V12 engine again, ever. It just doesn't make sense, but as a genuine collectors piece and as an amazing statement of luxury from a time only recently passed, I love it.

If you live in Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, etc.) and you want it, email me. Otherwise, I'm going to have a bit of fun and decide when I'll eventually put it up for sale. For now I'm grinning ear to ear as I drop my toe and get pressed in to the seats while listening to my favourite CD with the electric hood down!

(PS - not a great photo, but will post more when I've taken them.)


StuartC said...

Aston Martin V12 Vantage? But that very likely really will be the last. The XJS is undoubtedly already a classic. Its looks are only improving with age.

VintageTyres said...

I don't expect Ferrari to stop making V12 engines any time soon - and Lamborghini have just released their brand new V12 engine, a 700bhp engine that weighs just 235Kg. So V12s will be around in production cars for many years to come!

Greg Harvey said...
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Mike's Road Trip said...

The classics are so sweet. Have you ever been to the auto museum in Gateway, CO? Very cool place! I just got back a few weeks ago, here are some of my pics and video:

CGS intake said...

It is a one true classic. It would be rare to have this in the future.